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Old 09-07-2002, 02:50 PM   #1
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I just installed a set of KYB AGX struts with Eibach springs on my 98RS. They feel nice in tight in turns and stuff but the problem I am having is that when I turn the wheel all the way in either direction (turning around, out of a driveway, parking lot etc) my car will pull hard in that direction untill you stop and turn the wheel about a full turn in the opposite direction. I Have just completed the install and havnt had the car realigned yet, but this problem seems to go deeper than an alignment 'cus it happens in either direction. It's not constant right or constant left. Anyone with the same or similar setup who had similar problems ??? Any input would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 09-07-2002, 03:06 PM   #2
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Well, you're turning the wheel, of course it's gonna pull in that direction.

/me thinking I'm missing something...
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Old 09-07-2002, 04:54 PM   #3
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Confused also. Do you mean that there is no self-centering action on the steering? An alignment will probably help solve the problem.
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Old 09-07-2002, 05:11 PM   #4
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Self centering is a castor issue I believe - not something that is adjustable usually. Not sure if it can be done, but are you sure you got the right struts on the right side? Are they assembled correctly? In any event, a trip to an alignment shop will tell you if something is way out of whack.
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Old 09-07-2002, 07:15 PM   #5
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Confused also. Do you mean that there is no self-centering action on the steering? An alignment will probably help solve the problem.
Yes sorry for the confusion. It seemed to make sense to me but it always does to the writer. If you turn hard right/let pulling out of a driveway and then head straight down the street the car will pull in the respective direction. AS far as the correct struts on the correct side; I'm 99.5 percent sure; the brace clamp was on the same side, and the strut flares out over the tire on the same side still.

Do I need to have specific alignment specs done certain pos. or neg. % castor or camber ???
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Old 09-07-2002, 10:24 PM   #6
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Do I need to have specific alignment specs done certain pos. or neg. % castor or camber ???
yes
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Old 09-07-2002, 10:36 PM   #7
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Make sure you go over every nut and bolt again.

The only thing my limited experience can offer is that you may have left something loose, maybe the strut top bolt? Dunno.

Good luck and get it fixed soon cause it's definitatly not right for it to be doing that.

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Old 10-24-2002, 03:11 PM   #8
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This is happening to me, almost exactly. Have had it aligned, some improvement- not enough though.

Any help would be appreciated- also here at this thread

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=264455

adam- sent an email in the hopes you got this corrected

Thanks

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Old 10-24-2002, 03:30 PM   #9
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bigsky - the link you posted is THIS thread...
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Old 10-24-2002, 03:50 PM   #10
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bigsky - the link you posted is THIS thread...
Doh!- thanks, I think I got it now
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Old 10-24-2002, 05:04 PM   #11
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I replied in your other thread.
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Old 10-25-2002, 12:45 AM   #12
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I have the same problem in my WRX. If I make a hard right turn, the steering wheel will be slightly to the right when you drive straight and vise versa to the left. Happened before and after I lowered the car.
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Old 10-31-2002, 08:16 PM   #13
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Anyone find a solution for this...i just put on some STI-Ra springs and after the alignment my car is doing the same.

Lol, im reviving both the posts cuz im trying to see if anyone knows.
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Old 10-31-2002, 08:55 PM   #14
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Posted in the other one.
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